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My child with Down syndrome is not a political statement — and neither is Amy Coney Barrett’s

By Amy Julia Becker — October 26, 2020

(RNS) — We stay mired in our polarized political corners if we view women’s choices primarily as political statements when they in fact reflect ethical decisions made in the context of social forces.

White Christian America built a faith-based safety net. What happens when it’s gone?

By Bob Smietana — October 26, 2020

(RNS) — Faith groups are quick to lend a hand when disaster strikes. But with organized religion fading, who will pick up the slack?

With 9 new electors, Pope Francis remakes the college of cardinals

By Thomas Reese — October 25, 2020

(RNS) Over seven years, Pope Francis has gradually remade the college of cardinals, making it less European and more African and Asian.

Pope names 13 new cardinals, includes Washington DC Archbishop Gregory

By Frances D'Emilio — October 25, 2020

(AP) — In the surprise announcement, made from his studio window to faithful standing below in St. Peter’s Square, Francis said the churchmen would be elevated to a cardinal’s rank in a ceremony on Nov. 28.

Attorneys for John MacArthur denounce headlines reporting a church outbreak of COVID-19 cases

By Alejandra Molina — October 23, 2020

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Jenna Ellis, attorney for John MacArthur and Grace Community Church, in a statement said the cases shouldn’t be characterized as an ‘outbreak.’

Trump, confirmed a Presbyterian, now identifies as ‘non-denominational Christian’

By Jack Jenkins, Maina Mwaura — October 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (RNS) — A rare exchange about religion-related matters with a president who, while allying closely with evangelical Christian leaders, has spoken little about his own faith.

There’s a theology driving Sean Feucht’s worship music protests — and it’s a popular one

By Adam Perez — October 23, 2020

(RNS) — What’s at stake aren’t just political and ideological differences but complex and deeply rooted theological commitments that have long been forming Christian identities.

Photos of the Week

By Kit Doyle — October 23, 2020

(RNS) — This week’s photo gallery includes a variety of Hindu festivals in India, Nepal and Indonesia, a mourning vigil in Washington, D.C., and more.

In Disney’s ‘Clouds,’ Justin Baldoni makes a teen cancer movie about joy

By Paul O'Donnell — October 23, 2020

(RNS) — Justin Baldoni, best known for his role on the CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin’, has modeled his career of late around Western culture’s allergy to talking about death.

COVID-19, food crisis give new life to ancient practice of gleaning

By Elizabeth E. Evans — October 23, 2020

(RNS) — In recent years, gleaning has made a comeback as a solution to the problems of persistent hunger and the lack of fresh produce options.

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